What the stewards said
Race 1: LORESHO (FR) Darren Weir 05-AUG-17 FLEM Made contact with gate l eaving mounting yard - vetted & passed suitable to r ace. Held up between the 400m 250m. R- was intention to be conser vative from the barr ier & attempt to r ide with cover as the gelding failed to finish off when pressured at its most recent race. MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) Darren Weir 22-JUL17 FLEM held up for i nside r un from 500m until shifting out abr uptly t o obtain clear running approaching 300m. SWACADELIC (GER) Aaron Purcell 05-AUG-17 FLEM Slow to begin. 15-JUL-17 CAUL Slow to CHARLEVOIX David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 29-JUL-17 CAUL Held up from the 600m to the 50m. YOGI (NZ) Darren Weir 05-AUG-17 FLEM Raced wide without cover from the 1000m when improving the rear of the field. 12-JUL17 SANL slow to begin. Laid inwards in home straightRdr was satisfied with t he perfor mance however was of t he view gelding would be better suited on a bigger track. PERCY HENRY (NZ) Larr y Childs 11-AUG-17 GEES Slow to begin. Failed to muster speed and tailed the field in the ear ly and middle stages. Carr ied wider rounding home tur n. 28JUL-17 GEES Slow to begin. VYSOTSKY Brett Scott 01AUG-17 WNBL Hampered near the 50m.
Race 2: SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Eller ton & Simon Zahra 06-MAY-17 MORP Rolled out slightly near t he 150m. A post-race veter inar y examination revealed no visible abnor malities. PURE PRIDE (NZ) Murray Johnson 12-MAY-17 SCNE Slow to begin. 06-MAY-17 FLEM Began awkwardly and l ost ground (2L). From t he 500 - near the 300m was held up for a r un and then badly held over final 200m. WAR BABY Kelvin Hickmott 13-JUL-17 GRAF Overraced approaching the first tur n. DIVINE CHILLS John Sadler 29-JUL17 CAUL slow to begin 05JUL-17 SANL Got its head up when being restrained near the 800m as the tempo slowed. CHIAVARI Nick Harnett 18-APR-17 SALE r ider R. Maloney repor ted that the mare raced fresh and as a result settled more forward than expected. TYPHOON MONACO Rober t Smerdon 24-MAR-17 M V COT forward; led. O’RACHAEL Chris Waller 12-AUG-17 FLEM Commenced awkwardly. Rider stated it would be better suited over l ess ground. Vet repor ted no abnor malities but a slower than nor mal recover y rate. OUR VIDIA (NZ) Byron Cozamanis 29-JUL-17 CAUL Held up from the 300m to the 100m.
Race 3: TULIP David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 01-APR17 RAND Slow to begin. MADEENATY David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 05-AUG-17 FLEM COT- to be ridden forward. Led. After being fractious i n the barr iers began awkwardly. 18-MAR-17 RHIL COT - To be r idden quieter with cover ; settled worse than midfield. LIMESTONE Darren Weir 11-FEB-17 CAUL restrained passing the 800m when allowing Arctic Angel to cross. Held up for clear r unning upon straightening until obtaining r unning at the 200m. ROOMOOZ Tony McEvoy 25-FEB-17 CAUL underwent a veter inar y examination after kicking a fence in the stabling area and was passed suitable to race. 11-FEB-17 CAUL held up for clear running between t he 400m and t he 300m. GARRARD Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18-MAR-17 FLEM Lost the near fore plate during t he event. 28-FEB-17 BDGO Raced wide without cover throughout. Near the 600m was obliged to steady and shift out to avoid heels.
Race 4: SLY ROMANCE (NZ) Richard Laming 05AUG-17 FLEM Slow to begin. R repr imanded for using whip when out of contention. 16DEC-16 M V trainer was fined $200 for failing to notify that the concussion plates had been removed from the gelding and incorrectly removing the blinkers its gear. JAMINZAH Chris Waller 12AUG-17 FLEM Slow to begin. 05-AUG-17 COT- t o be r idden closer if begins well, raced wide with cover in a midfield position. DATA POINT Michael Kent 15-JUL17 CAUL Held up from the 600m until shifting out to gain clear r unning near the 200m. Apprentice could offer no explanation for the disappointing perfor mance. A post race veter inar y examination failed to reveal any abnor malities and a swab sample was taken for analysis. Trainer advised that the gelding had trained well in week pr ior to today and his view may be reluctant to race on the inside of other runners. MANALAPAN (IRE) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 10-SEP-16 FLEM raced wide in the ear ly stages before gaining a position outside the leader1600m. 23-JUL-16 FLEM COT more forward; settled behind the leader. REZAK Greg Eurell 10-JUL-17 ECHA Raced wide without cover throughout. COSMIC LIGHTS Peter Morgan 12-AUG-17 FLEM Slow to begin. Rider repor ted it resented racing in restr icted room inside other r unners. Vet repor ted no abnor malities. MUNICIPALITY Tony McEvoy 05-AUG17 FLEM Held up between the 500m & the 300m before shifting back inside to obtain clear running. LORD TENNYSON Peter Chow 12-AUG-17 FLEM When laying out near the 350m had to be steadied off heels. 23-JUL-17 BDGO Perfor med below market expectations & weakened over final 100m. Rider could offer no reason for disappointing perfor mance. Post race vet exam - No abnor mality. SIN TO WIN (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 05AUG-17 FLEM Over the concluding stages br ushed with another r unner due t o both horses shifting ground marginally. CAN’T REFUSE (NZ) Kelvin Bour ke 26-JUL17 SANH Eased down i n the home straight. Post race vet exam - No abnor mality. Swab sample taken. 12JUL-17 SANL raced t hree wide without cover. TAVI BAY (NZ) Henr y Dwyer 12AUG-17 FLEM Commenced awkwardly and shifted out abr uptly. Rider stated it would be better suited on tracks with more give. DON’T GET EXCITED Nathan Hobson 16-AUG-17 SANL Began awkwardly. REBELLIOUS LORD Mark O’Donnell 22JUL-17 FLEM bumped with another r unner for a number of str ides near 300m and became unbalanced.
Race 5: KILLARNEY KID (NZ) Darren Weir 05-AUG17 FLEM Bumped passing the 500m when attempting to shift another r unner wider on
track. R- no explanation for perfor mance, which was below expectations. Vets- no abs, swab taken. 22-JUL17 FLEM underwent a vet exam after arr iving on course and passed suitable to race. FOUNDATION (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Daber nig 05AUG-17 FLEM Slow to begin. Laid inwards in the home straight. SECOND BULLET Danny O’Brien 20-MAY-17 FLEM raced in restr icted room shor tly after the star t. HANS HOLBEIN (GB) Rober t Hickmott 15-APR-17 CAUL raced wide without cover in the early stages. TIME TO TEST Tony McEvoy 20-MAY17 MORP Vicinity of the 200 metres improved into a tight run between SUPER HAZE (IRE) and WAGING WAR and as a result rolled out slightly onto WAR. RULING DYNASTY Darren Weir 05AUG-17 FLEM Raced wide without cover for the majority of the event. 20-MAY-17 RHIL Slow to begin. ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 17-JUN-17 M V Apprentice Ben Thompson was severely repr imanded for the manner in which he permitted his mount to shift in approaching the winning post on the first occasion, making heavy contact with Hursley (NZ) when endeavouring to encourage that horse to take up a position closer the r unning rail.